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American League Gets Designated Hitters

The American League saw a rise in batting average after the January 11, 1973, meeting that granted the addition of a 10th player in the line-up: a designated hitter. Hey batter batter!

First Gold Record

“Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket. Never let it fade away.” On March 14, 1958, ... more

Gas Mask Patented

An invention whose basic concept is still being used to save lives today was patented on October ... more

Althea Gibson's 1957 Wimbledon Win

Althea Gibson became the first African-American tennis player to win Wimbledon in 1957. Her strength ... more
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